Shortly after today’s shocking news of former Bad Boy Records rapper G. Dep being sentenced to 15 years behind bars, SOHH reached out to fellow Harlem, NY producer Dame Grease for his reaction.
After only being made recently aware of the sentencing, Grease offered his take on the extensive punishment.
“I know G. Dep personally,” Grease told SOHH. “Even though probably after [confessing] he was sick about it, the whole confession was just a thing to clear his soul. I look at things differently, you know what I’m saying? When you see a man going through things, you can see something’s weighing down on him. I guess that was the thing. I just wish him all the best of luck. He’s got good fans, good friends and support for during his bid. He’s a good guy, overall. Hopefully he’ll get out on an early release.” (SOHH)
Dep was handed his 15 year jail sentence this Tuesday morning, May 8th.
Former Bad Boy rapper G. Dep was sentenced this morning to 15 years prison for a two-decade old fatal gunpoint mugging — a cold-case murder that was only solved when he walked into a Harlem precinct two years ago, turning himself in so he could square himself, he has explained, with God. “The circumstance of your being before the court now suggests to me a maturity and decency that wouldn’t have been evident at the time,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus said of the sentence, the lowest allowed by law. “It was the right thing to do, even though it landed you in the position you find yourself in now,” the judge added, calling the rapper by his given name, Trevell Coleman. (New York Post)
Last week, Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy reacted to Dep’s murder conviction.
“I was like, ‘Wow’,” Diddy said in an interview. “None of that was in G. Dep’s nature. When there were certain things that he was going through with the substance abuse situation, he’d be a different person, but on an every day [basis], he was probably one of the nicest, most quietest, shyest, most humble cats that were out there. It was just so out of his character that it was mind-blowing.” (Hot 97)
In April, the “Special Delivery” rapper released a statement on his guilty verdict.
Two days after being convicted of second-degree murder, G. Dep spoke exclusively to MTV News on Thursday (April 19), where he reacted to the verdict from behind bars. “However it went down, it was just one of them things where I knew I was facing some type of charge, so whatever the verdict was, I knew it was God’s will,” Dep told us by phone as he awaits sentencing in lockup. Despite the outcome, the 37-year-old seemed at peace with the judgment call. “You know, someone was taken from [the John Henkel] family, so I can’t feel like I was robbed in any kind of way,” he said. “I just want to thank everyone that was involved in the case. I don’t have no ill thoughts towards anybody.” (MTV)